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UH-34D Marines

Caracal Models 1/48 UH-34D Marines Decal First Look

By Michael Benolkin

Date of Review July 2013 Manufacturer Caracal Models
Subject UH-34D Marines Scale 1/48
Set Number 48039 Pros Four distinctive aircraft
Cons Nothing noted Skill Level Basic
MSRP (USD) $14.99

First Look

Here is the latest release from Caracal Models just in time for the Gallery Models' 1/48 UH-34 Seabat/Seahorse kits. This set provides four US Marine Corps examples wearing variations of color and subdued markings from the early days of the Vietnam war..

UH-34D Marines UH-34D Marines

The subjects covered in this set include:

  • UH-34D, 150280, HMM-363, YZ82, Vietnam, 1966
  • UH-34D, 148771, HMM-362, YL39, Vietnam, 1966
  • UH-34D, 150272, HMM-163, YP3, Khe Sahn, Vietnam, 1966
  • UH-34D, 149351, HMM-163, 18, Khe Sahn, Vietnam, 1966

The markings are nicely printed (by Cartograf) and provide national markings, distinctive unit art markings as well as a nice set of airframe stencils. The decals are all single-layer - none of them require you to stack one decal atop another to recreate complex art as with some other decal manufacturers.

For more information about this set and the other releases from Caracal Models, visit their website at

My sincere thanks to Caracal Models for this review sample!